FAIRBURY, NE – This Tuesday was “Giving Tuesday,” and one non-profit in Fairbury is raising money for its “Building Hope Capital Campaign.”
The Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury is looking to renovate a building at 5th and F Streets. The facility will feature two secure apartment-style shelters, trauma-informed client spaces and administrative offices.
“We’ll have two shelters that we can have for clients that we will be in control of, rather than trying to work for other business or agencies to provide shelter,” Natalie Julin-McCleary, the center’s data entry specialist said.
The total cost of the project is nearly $600,000 – $595,800 to be exact. The Crisis Center is looking to raise $550,000 from donations. The non-profit received an $83,800 grant from the Community Facilities Grants program in September.
The center took out a $550,000 loan from the USDA, which they’re looking to pay back from their charitable donations.
While there’s still a long way to go, the Hope Crisis Center is grateful for the support they’ve garnered so far, according to program manager Mindy Burns.
“We love the support we have from our community members,” Burns said. “Not only Fairbury, but we cover seven counties. So, have to have support from a large area. We love the support we do have, and we’d love to get more.”
The Hope Crisis had raised $126,954 as of Nov. 27. They started accepting donations in October.
The Hope Crisis Center has locations in Fairbury, Beatrice, Crete, Seward and York. The non-profit has been helping families rebuild their lives free from violence since 1992 as a branch of Blue Valley Community Action.
Anyone wanting to donate can find out more here.
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— Hope Crisis Center (@HopeCrisis) November 27, 2018